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3 Engaging Note-Taking Apps. 10 Must-Have Apps For iPads In The Classroom. My students love using their iPads in the classroom! iPads in the classroom provide student with the opportunity not to be restricted to the traditional way of learning. As a teacher, it is a wonderful feeling to see students being engaged and interacting in their learning. Since our school’s 1:1 iPad initiative in all Math and Science classrooms, I have become passionate about finding technology tools that will motivate and inspire my students to learn.

Great use of iPads technology tools directly impacts the learning environment of the classroom. The following is a list of free apps and websites that I have found that really motivates and inspires my students to be actively engaged in their learning. (1) Today’s Meet ~ A backchannel website that helps you connect with students in real time. . (2) ~ A website that allow students to collaborate in real time with the use of sticky notes on a board. (5) Sonic Pics and (6) Doodle Buddy ~ This duo is a perfect pair.

Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas. Ever since I was a kid, I loathed back to school commercials.

Top Five iPad Apps for Teaching Across All Content Areas

They always showed parents gleefully skipping through aisles of pencils and notebooks as the kids, sullen and dejected, sluggishly followed along. It's a scene we are all too familiar with, and one that creates a negative stigma around school. But what if that scene were flipped? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking. There is an app for everything these days.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 7 Excellent iPad Games to Develop Kids Critical Thinking

From health apps to travel apps, iTunes market is teeming with all kinds of apps. It only takes one click in a search engine to find what you want but as we always say not every app can do what its developers preach , you need to have a critical eye to evaluate the apps that will work for you. As teachers and educators, we are in a constant search for apps to use with our students and this is why we need to make sure we have recourse to checklists such as this one whenever we are to recommend apps.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has even made it way easier for teachers to pick the apps they want from some pre-made lists of apps organized according to each subject area. You can check them HERE. iPad Insight. The 20 Best Education Apps And Web Tools Of The Year. The following is an excerpt from the December issue of Edudemic Magazine.

Download the issue for just $.99 to view the full issue and the rest of the list! Stay tuned (or download the magazine) for the best devices of the year! In our year‐end special issue, we’ve worked hard at assembling the best of the best. As you probably know, we publish an array of lists and resources on It’s our thing. It contains the best (in our opinion and what we’ve heard from educators around the world) resources you should know about. 22 Best Mac Apps of 2012. Apple has announced its list of the best Mac apps of 2012.

Taking top honors is Day One, a $9.99 journaling app for iPad and iPhone that lets users write about their daily thoughts and memories. Entries into the journal are saved to iCloud or Dropbox, so they are synced across all devices. CameraBag 2 was this year’s runner up in the Mac App Store. The $14.99 photo editing app has 100 built-in styles and filters that can be used to edit photos, as well as more than 25 manual photographic tools to make any picture look its best. Check out the gallery, above, for a look at the full list of Apple's favorite Mac apps this year. Did your favorite app make the list? Image courtesy of iStockphoto, tbradford. SIGML Recommends 25 Educator Vetted Apps for iPad and iPhone. With more than half a million apps available in the Apple app store and hundreds of thousands of apps available for Android devices, it can be difficult for educators to dig through the clutter and find apps to facilitate meaningful learning experiences.

SIGML Recommends 25 Educator Vetted Apps for iPad and iPhone

ISTE’s Special Interest Group for Mobile Learning (SIGML) hosted a forum at ISTE 2012 to share educational apps vetted by actual educators. “We planned this event because educators do not have a clue how much these apps can do,” said Robbie Melton from the Tennessee Board of Regents who led the SIGML forum. During the fast-paced session, panelist and attendees described their favorite apps in brief five-minute presentations.

Here is a selection of the most innovative and useful tools from the SIGML forum: Read Later. The iPad's most useful apps, updated for 2012. While the iPad has its limitations, it's really good at a few basic functions.

The iPad's most useful apps, updated for 2012

These 22 apps play to the iPad's strengths. I previously said that the Apple iPad is only good for two things (I later added a third), but it's really good at those things. Technology Timesavers for Teachers - myTeachersLounge. Teachers today are fortunate to have access to technological tools that make our jobs easier and minimize the paperwork involved in educating our students.

Technology Timesavers for Teachers - myTeachersLounge

I didn’t grow up with computers like today’s students did, but I’m very much on board with becoming more tech savvy and, yes, even accepting help from my students when I have technical difficulties. About a year ago I bought myself an iPad after saving for it for months. It was going to help me organize my life, both at home and at school, and guess what?

It did. I love my iPad and I can’t see myself living without it. TLC. Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App. Khan Academy, the wildly popular YouTube lecture series, has launched its free, new iPad app in Apple's store.

Khan Academy Enters Next Era With iPad App

The enhanced version of Khan Academy includes time-syncing between devices--no Internet connection required--an interactive transcript of the lectures for easy searching, and a handy scrubber for moving between parts of the lectures. Perhaps more importantly, now that more schools have begun adopting Khan's lectures for their own classrooms, the iPad app could possibly replace or supplement textbooks, saving cash-strapped schools and students a lot of money. The major benefit of the app is offline learning. "If you're going on a road trip or if you're taking mass transit and you don't have cell service, or whatever, you can get the content," says Khan Academy Lead Designer Jason Rosoff.

The iPad frees Khan Academy from the constraints of a laptop and Internet connection. Last, just like a textbook, users flip back and forth between different parts of the content. Apps Taskonomy. Apple TV may revolutionize the use of a teacher iPad in the classroom! Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom. Interactive and collaborative - Whiteboards are a great way for teachers to explain concepts to their students.

Collaborative Whiteboard Apps for the Classroom

With the ability of some iPad apps to record, you ensure that students who did not develop understanding of the concept the first time have the opportunity to watch and listen again and again. Working in small groups or brainstorming as a class, collaborative whiteboards are a great way to share ideas. Work in the same room, on the same network or even from different parts of the country. No matter what you are working on these interactive whiteboards are a great way to document or record your thinking process.

Educreations: FREE Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners. Feb112012 Guest Post by Jasmine Hall The best way to get your parents to buy you expensive gadgets has always been to really sell the educational value.

The 40 Best iPad Apps for Young Learners

“But Mom, if you buy me a Nintendo, think about how much my spelling will improve playing Wheel of Fortune.” Of course, these days it’s all about the iPad. For every Angry Birds there’s aneducational game out there to improve your child’s mind. Math Spelling and Reading Monkey Preschool Lunchbox: Teach your preschooler to spell with this colorful game where kids help primates prepare packaged provisions.Dr. Science Special Education. 1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area.

With more than 500,000 apps available for use on the iPad, which ones are best for education?

1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area

TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) helps by testing and recommending great apps for the classroom. They regularly try out new apps and list those that make the grade in the shared document available here for iPad. Apps are categorized into 46 different subject areas and 14 different personal use areas. Apps that are free are listed in white. Make sure you check out the rest of their site for some great resources -

iPads in Education. Top 200 best iPad apps 2011. If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2011

Apps in Education. iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App Store App Reviews. Best Apps for Teachers. iPad Applications In Bloom’s Taxonomy. 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom. Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011. 20+ Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy. Posted by Shelly Terrell on Wednesday, March 7th 2012 This post is part of the mobile learning category.